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Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy

SP,RP - KC
Age: 35College: USCBats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #80
Best / Worst #54 / #128
ADP #186

Ownership

 
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80%
 
ESPN
75%

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Kennedy was an afterthought on draft day last year, but a run of save chances in the middle of the summer boosted him to 30 saves. His peripherals didn't hurt fantasy owners and his strikeout numbers were solid, making Kennedy the poster child for the "wait on saves" crowd. In the final year of his deal, he'll again open as the closer for the Royals, but his chances of being dealt mid-season are extremely high. Draft him, of course, but don't bank on much more than 15 saves or so.

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Ian Kennedy knocked around Tuesday

Kansas City Royals closer Ian Kennedy was charged with three earned runs in a 6-4 Cactus League win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

Kennedy logged one inning of work. He is off to a rough start this spring, having allowed five runs in just two innings of work. That being said, Kennedy saved 30 games for the Royals in 2019 and should open the year as their closer again in 2020.

Matthew Terelle18 weeks ago
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2020 Fantasy Baseball Closer Report: Early July photo
Closers feel like more reliable investments this season than starting pitchers, many of whom will not see anything close to their usual workloads and face greater-than-usual injury risk as they attempt to ramp up their arm strength during an abbreviated "Spring Training."
by Andrew Seifter in Fantasy4 days ago
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#195#144#36847
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #353#286#6753
Projections
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Projections (2020 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
24011101125.2241248264.171.24
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2017KC30305130154143999234619.3113120.005.381.32
2018KC2222390119.2125666220407.7210520.274.661.38
2019KC630323063.16424246176.397327.443.411.28
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sun, Sep 29vs. MINW, 4-5W1.00000020.000.00
Tue, Sep 24vs. ATLW, 6-9-1.032210018.003.00
Sat, Sep 21@ MINW, 12-5-1.00000010.000.00
Mon, Sep 16@ OAKW, 6-5SV1.01000020.001.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Fri, Jul 24th@ CLE7:10pm
Sat, Jul 25th@ CLE5:10pm
Sun, Jul 26th@ CLE1:10pm
Mon, Jul 27th@ DET7:10pm
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